Respect In Recovery

5k Walk/Race

Please join Georgia’s recovery community in Atlanta’s Grant Park on Friday, October 11th for the 4th annual Respect In Recovery 5K Walk/Race: Removing Hurdles and Raising Hope.

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network is pleased to be a part of this inter-agency partnership to promote mental health, highlight Georgia’s successful re-entry programs, and celebrate the successes of those in recovery. 


Stigma creates barriers for everyone who experiences behavioral health concerns, and this event provides all Georgians the opportunity to walk in solidarity with the behavioral health community to say that we can and do recover.


Through increased community awareness and education, individuals are better able to overcome hurdles encountered in recovery, and your support and participation at this important event will assist in changing lives, families, and communities.

We hope you will join us.



Event details and schedule


$25 Registration is non-refundable. A portion of the entry fee is used to sponsor people in recovery. Deadline to register is October 9.


Grant Park - Greenspace by Milledge Ave fountain
840 Cherokee Avenue, SE
Atlanta, GA 30315

Grant Park parking lot off Cherokee Ave.
-or- Utilize MARTA

8:00 am - Check In & bib pick up
9:00 am - 5K Start
10:00 am - Awards

1st and 2nd Place  |  Male and Female

19 and under
60 and over


Recovery Stories

Georgia's Forensic Peer Mentors and RESPECT Institute graduates will be on hand to share inspiring stories of recovery and hope.

Voices of Leadership

Invited leadership from state agencies will provide support and updates on important initiatives.

Art Showcase

Original artwork from individuals in recovery will be available for purchase from the artists. If you are an individual in recovery interested in showcasing your work at this event, please contact Jennifer McIntosh by October 6 to reserve a table.

Respect In Recovery 5K Walk/Race Partner Agencies



If you are in recovery from a behavioral health concern, experiencing financial difficulty, and would like to receive a scholarship to participate in this event, please email with the following information before October 8:
• Last Name, First Name
• Date of Birth
• Phone number 
• T-shirt Size – S, M, L, XL, ($2.00 for 2X, 3X, and 4X)
• Emergency Contact Name and Phone Number